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Whether you’re having plastic surgery to improve your appearance or boost your self-confidence, it’s best to interview the surgeon to learn more about the risks, what to expect, how to prepare, etc. In addition to booking a consultation at Torkian Facial Plastic Surgery, it’s best to research the different types of plastic surgery procedures and how they can help you achieve your cosmetic and appearance goals.

Here’s a handy checklist of questions about plastic surgery for you to consider before you consult with Dr. Behrooz Torkian, MD.

  • Would cosmetic surgery be a good choice for me?
  • Plastic surgery at what age is best?
  • Is plastic surgery safe?
  • Exactly what does board certification mean for a surgeon?
  • How do I prepare for surgery?
  • Is my cosmetic procedure covered by my medical insurance?
  • Is plastic surgery considered an outpatient procedure, or should I prepare for an overnight stay in the hospital?
  • Is there anything I should do to get the most out of my surgery?
  • How can I improve the appearance of my face less invasively?
  • Are there any real advantages to having my surgery done in a particular location?

1. Is Cosmetic Surgery a Good Choice for Me?

Among the many questions we receive about plastic surgery at Torkian Plastic Surgery is whether plastic surgery is a good fit for the candidate. It’s important to learn if the procedure of choice suits your cosmetic goals so you can better understand what to expect and how to prepare for your transformation. The first meeting or consultation with a plastic surgeon is necessary to help interested parties develop realistic expectations about their procedure(s) of choice.

Dr. Torkian, MD, thoroughly screens all candidates before deciding to take any on as patients. He only recommends procedures that provide optimal and realistic results with minimal risks. Because everyone is different, some individuals may receive alternative treatment recommendations or learn of additional procedures that can be combined to help them achieve their desired outcome – a truly individualized approach.

2. Plastic Surgery at What Age Is Best?

Surprisingly, there’s no best or right age to have plastic surgery. The average age depends upon the procedure in question.  Overall, most candidates are between the ages of 35 and 60. But many adults of all ages have plastic surgery every year to improve the features they don’t like about their appearances.

3. Is Plastic Surgery Safe?plastic surgery

All types of surgery, including cosmetic procedures, come with risks. However, plastic surgery is a relatively safe procedure that depends on various factors, like surgeon qualifications, medical center, patient health profile, etc. Even with optimal conditions, plastic surgery does carry the risk of blood loss, infection, nerve damage, adverse anesthesia reactions, bruising, swelling, less-than-desirable results, and additional or corrective procedures.

3. Exactly What Does Board Certification Mean for a Surgeon?

Credentials matter when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon in California. It’s important to choose the right surgeon, no matter the type of plastic surgery or the type or amount of work to be done to the face or body. Surgeons with board certification have extensive training in the different types of procedures they offer. To become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), or the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS), surgeons must complete additional years of training dedicated to plastic surgery after their basic surgical training in their specified areas.

Dr. Behrooz Torkian, MD, is double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Board certification in these respective fields is earned after many years of rigorous training.

4. How Do I Prepare for Surgery?

Although patients receive instructions and guidance from Dr. Torkian on how to prepare for their procedures, there are some tactics patients can employ to ensure a great outcome during surgery, recovery, and beyond.

Patients can start by eating healthier and resting more to give their bodies the fuel and energy it needs to tolerate the procedure and prevent delays or issues with recovery. It’s also highly advised to avoid alcohol, nicotine and tobacco products, and recreational substances and to exercise more to improve overall health and wellbeing.

5. Is My Cosmetic Procedure Covered by My Medical Insurance?

Cosmetic surgery is done for personal and aesthetic reasons. However, some healthcare insurers include coverage for mixed procedures that are medically necessary to improve function or to treat injuries. Ask Dr. Torkian to learn more about whether your procedure qualifies for medical insurance reimbursement.

6. Is Plastic Surgery Considered an Outpatient Procedure, or Should I Prepare for an Overnight Stay in the Hospital?

Not all cosmetic/plastic procedures require surgery or hospital admission. Some types of plastic surgery are invasive and require a hospital stay. Usually, those types of procedures involve complex techniques and extensive surgical work. Dermatological and cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive and are performed at office based outpatient surgery centers, and patients go home the same day.

7. Is There Anything I Should Do to Get the Most Out of My Surgery?

Preparation is necessary for optimal results and quick recovery. Research and learn about the procedure to better understand the entire process. Ask questions, follow pre-operative and post-operative care instructions, and make suitable dietary and lifestyle changes to prepare your body for the experience and increase your satisfaction with the results.

8. How Can I Improve the Appearance of My Face Less Invasively?plastic surgery

Dr. Behrooz Torkian offers many cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers, injectable treatments, nonsurgical rhinoplasty, and facelifts at Torkian Plastic Surgery. These procedures are ideal for individuals who want minor cosmetic improvements/enhancements without the commitment of invasive plastic surgery.

9. Are There Any Real Advantages to Having My Surgery Done in a Particular Location?

There are many benefits to having plastic surgery at Lasky Clinic in  Beverly Hills at Torkian Plastic Surgery. Dr. Torkian is a world-renowned plastic surgeon who delivers excellent results. Check out his gallery of before and after patient photos here.

Still interested in having plastic surgery but have questions not listed here? Contact Torkian Facial Plastic today!

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